Irene Mae Pedersen, Mama to her grandchildren, passed away April 7, 2022 at the age of 97 at Kerrobert Long Term Care Facility.
Irene was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan on June 21, 1924 to Opal and Jorlie (Joe) Setterlund. After completing high school in Wadena, Irene pursued a nursing career. She was a devoted and compassionate health care provider for many years. During this time, Irene taught Candy Stripers and also served as Matron for Kerrobert Long Term Care, until retiring in 1990. Even after retirement, Irene continued her passion of caring for those needing help in the community.
While nursing at the Wadena Hospital, Irene met Don Pedersen, who was working as a medic. They were married in Calgary, Alberta in July 1952. Don & Irene raised three children, Jo-Ann, Eric, and Margaret, with much love and devotion.
Irene enjoyed playing the piano, dancing, knitting, and helping others whether it be looking after children or preparing meals for the elderly or those in need of a meal. And, of course, she was always available to love and care or her grandchildren.
Irene is survived by daughters Jo-Ann, and Margaret; grandchildren Branden, David, Nathan, Meagan, Kristi, and Garret; great-grandchildren Saul, Anna, and Lillian; her sister Jo-Ann as well as many nieces and nephews.
Irene was predeceased by her husband Don, son Eric, brothers George (Marion) and Garnet (Louise); grandson Chad, and her son-in-law Lynn.
Mom will be forever in our hearts and lovingly remembered.
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